U.S. reiterates call for Russia to return Snowden
White House spokesman Jay Carney on Thursday stressed the administration's continued desire that Russia return former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden back to the United States after Russia granted him asylum.
A day earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama canceled a Moscow summit with President Vladimir Putin planned for next month.
The move marks a stark low point in U.S.-Russian relations and raised questions about the "reset" in ties that Obama embarked on in his first term to try to gain more diplomatic cooperation, only to find that deep differences remained.
Beyond Snowden, however, a long list of grievances separate the two governments, topped by Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war. — Reuters
- Published: 09 Aug 2013
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